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Subject: Great show
This is a very good quality recording of my first Dead show. It was a great evening and this brings back the memories loud and clear. As a freshman at UVM that Spring of '78, I should have been preparing for finals - Lord knows I needed to - but there I was. Little damage done and three years later I was saying goodbye to great friends and a fantastic four years. I was fortunate to have seen the Dead many times thereafter and remember exactly where I was when I heard the news of Jerry's passing. Thanks for the memories.
Subject: You had to be there
There was quite a scene to get tickets for the show, i think we camped out for a couple of nights beforehand. I recalled watching a portable TV and the obligatory keg from Kerrie's Kwick Stop to pass the time. The show was on a beautiful May day, just perfect. A very impressive crowd descended on Burlington, a bit more than anticipated but the crowd was very cool. Patrick Gym isn't no temple of sound and I have never heard a tape that sounded as good as the show live was. Patrick Gym hosted Little Feat, Bruce Springteen, the Dead and Ella Fitzgerald that school year.
Is it just me or is anyone else confused by the constant references to the Dark Star Orchestra on this website.I can't see what difference it makes either way what some lame cover band chooses to perform.
Subject: Sweet show; really nice recording except...
... for all the dopes yelling "Sit Down!" throughout the first set. Apparently the new Glassberg source doesn't have the yelling. However, this is still a great recording: very full and clear!
Subject: uvm dead show
i was there the radio station for the college broadcast it live and my buddy had it on reel to reel i wish i had it now it was a great recording great show!
Subject: One of my Favorite Shows
I've gotta say, this is one of my favorite shows ever. I currently go to UVM, which used to be titled "Groovey Uvey," but it's a lot less groovey than it once was. I still like to think of it in that tradition, as I've seen a few people play at Patrick Gym and yes, the sound sucks. Notable mentions include Keller Williams, Robert Randolf and the Family Band and The Flaming Lips. After all of these experiences, I saw this show and it must make the most rotation through my speakers of any show I have. And....last December, DSO covered this show in Burlington and, an amazing feeling came over me, that I had been there and heard it all before.
st. heathen -
Subject: holy shiite
wow! Sunrise -> Dead Air. Whatta show!
Actually, WF -> S&M is pretty joyful, especially considering that this is a 1978 show.
Subject: Very Solid Show
At first, I was disappointed that the show is only a soundboard for the first set, but it actually becomes a good comparison piece to examine the relative strengths and weaknesses of soundboard and audience recordings:
-SBD: in this case, a typically sweet late 70s recording, warm and full. The setlist doesn't blow me away; "Sugaree" and "Loser" stand out for me, great performances of two of my favorite songs.
-AUD: Patrick Gym is a pretty small venue, and while it lacks the charm of a theatre, it is an intimate venue. The recording lacks the boominess of stadium shows, and really brings out the raw intensity of the second set. "Drumz>Wharf Rat" is very intense, and the rock portion at the end reminds me of 1971 for the raw guitar-based rock. Where is Keith? Either asleep at the wheel (musically speaking) or lost in the din of the venue, which (for me) is the main drawback of a lot of AUDs out there.
Subject: Grateful Dead Live at Patrick Gymnasium, U of Vermont on 1978-05-06
Jess,Eric,Rich,Ellen saw DSO play this setlist with 330 other Deadheads on 12/11/2006 at Higher Ground in Burlington VT.
They played the 1st set rather fast. Slowed down to Dead Ahead speed for 2nd set. Great old time Dead. May the music never die. They played it well.
Grateful Jeff -
Subject: THIS IS A CLASSIC!!
I attended this show and remember being floored by the performance. It took years to find a tape, but the poor quality left me wondering if the show was as good as I had recalled. Then came the great soundboard and it all came back to me. This show is right up there with most 1977 shows. The LOOKS LIKE RAIN may be the best ever and there are so many versions of that tune that floor me. Everything else from this show is just merely incendiary by comparison!
This really is a great show..one to add to the list of "shows I wish I'd downloaded"
PeggyO, BIODTL, Big River..highlights for me..
Subject: Energy Galore
This is a hot little show my friends. The 78 Spring tour was hit and miss as the repertoire began to get a bit stale. This show was a most definite hit! The band is enthused and playing as one unit. Loser has that shoot'em up Old West feel with a soaring Garcia lead. Minglewood and BIODTL are played con gusto. Thank you for the hot Board of this rare gem.
Subject: Holy Smokes!
I just happened upon this guy the other day, and wow! It may not be the greatest overlooked gem i've ever heard, but wow...Donna's in tune! :)
Goin' down the line on this one is a true smoker! The big river has got a nice ride to it...thanks Billy, oh and phil...please, go ahead...turn the volume up a bit. ;)
Good to know that the jam was appreciated in VT long before Vermont's favorite sons arrived on the scene.